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    How to achieve ‘deep focus’ and boost your productivity

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    Dazed, delirious and distracted. Does that sound like you? Do you ever get to 3pm and wonder where the day has gone and why there aren’t more things crossed off your to-do list? Don’t worry, everyone feels like that sometimes. But, according to the experts at music licensing company PPL PRS, there are some very simple things […]

    Don’t feel guilty about taking that break!

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    The average UK worker takes just two breaks a day for a total of only 24 minutes – but nearly half feel guilty for taking any time out. A study of 2,000 employees found more than six in 10 feel they don’t take enough breaks during the working day. And one in 10 don’t take […]

    How can employers introduce COVID-19 rapid workplace testing?

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    XpertHR offers some advice… The Government has announced that its rapid workplace testing initiative, which allows employers in England to order free rapid lateral flow tests, would be expanded to cover businesses of all sizes, having previously limited the scheme to businesses employing 50 or more employees. According to the Government’s web site, ‘around one in […]

    These are the most common mistakes when writing a CV

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    Two thirds of workers have no idea what a ‘perfect’ CV should contain – despite one in 10 believing they have sent out more than 100 while job seeking. A study polling 2,000 adults found three in 10 have included too much information, while 13 per cent have submitted a CV with grammatical errors. More […]

    Being transgender in the workplace & what needs to happen to support inclusion of transgender employees

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    In advance of International Transgender Day of Visibility on 31st March, we caught up with Joanne Lockwood, a Diversity & Inclusion & Belonging Specialist who also promotes Transgender Awareness to organisations, and an Associate Facilitator with Serenity in Leadership, to find out what we need to do next to stop discrimination in the workplace and […]

    Pandemic is fuelling staff churn and wellbeing concerns

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    HR software provider Breathe has revealed the cost of poor company culture: a staggering £20.2 billion per year. The report, ‘The Culture Economy 2021’, has shown that almost a third (27%) of SME employees quit their job due to poor workplace culture, an increase of 6% from last year (21%). It found that 9 in […]

    Five ways to support employees’ physical health whilst remote working

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    One year on from the first COVID-19 lockdown, Cheryl Lythgoe, Matron at Benenden Health, offers advice to businesses on how they can support employees’ physical health whilst working from home… Twelve months ago, when many businesses up and down the country shifted their operations to home working, the prospect of employees setting up workspaces away from […]

    WORLD SLEEP DAY: How employers can promote good sleep habits

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    World Sleep Day falls on March 19th this year. With significant numbers of people reporting poorer quality sleep during lockdown, Towergate Health & Protection is suggesting employers should look towards the Netherlands for good sleep habits. According to figures from Sleep Cycle, people in the Netherlands got the best quality sleep over the past week, […]

    Workplace learnings from life in lockdown

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    By Andry Anastasis McFarlane (pictured), author of The Really Resilient Guide This last year has shown us many things about how we as individuals and businesses handle change and uncertainty. And how resilient we really are. What are some of the other bigger lessons we’ve been learning about ourselves and our lives and working lives […]

    How to combat post-lockdown anxiety in your workplace

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    by Nicola Jagielski, Associate Director of Clinical Services at Health Assured… The Government’s roadmap out of lockdown was the light at the end of the tunnel that many people in the UK needed. We have a tentative roadmap out of lockdown, a successful vaccine programme, and the nation’s mood is lightening. For many of us, […]